(a) Notwithstanding Section 8311, if a street or highway is vacated by a local agency under this part, or under any
other law or under its charter, for the purpose of opening a new street or highway
in lieu of that vacated, the legislative body of the local agency may, by resolution,
unless otherwise provided in its charter, convey by deed its interest in the street
or highway vacated to the owners of the lands adjacent to or fronting on the street
or highway in such manner as it deems that equity requires.
(b) If title to the property occupied by the vacated street or highway is owned by
the local agency, the legislative body may impose any reasonable conditions, or demand
compensation by exchange of lands, or otherwise, before conveying the property.
(c) The deeds provided for in this section shall not be delivered to the grantees
named in the deeds, until good and sufficient conveyances vesting in the local agency
the title to the new street or highway opened in lieu of the street or highway vacated
are delivered to the local agency.
(d) The authority granted in this section is permissive and does not affect any authority
the local agency may have to hold the property for public use, dispose of the property
by public bid, or take any other action with respect to the property authorized by
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